Former Hindu Mahasabha leader and the founder of Hindu Samaj Party Kamlesh Tiwari has been killed by unknown assailants at his residence in Lucknow. As per reports, he had been shot at and also had his throat slit. His wife has now filed an FIR against three people including Maulana Anwarul Haq, the head Imam of Jama Masjid in Bijnor, who had once offered Rs 51 lakh to behead Kamlesh Tiwari over his remarks against Prophet Muhammad.
In the complaint, Kamlesh said that around three years ago in 2016, Anvarul Haq had declared a bounty to behead Kamlesh Tiwari for his alleged ‘insulting’ comments against Prophet Muhammad. The wife of Kamlesh Tiwari has filed an FIR against the three including the Imam for conspiracy to commit murder.
An FIR has now been filed against Anvarul Haq by the wife of Kamlesh Tiwari.
FIR Filed against Anvarul Haq by Kamlesh Tiwari’s wife. Hope Police will ensure swift action now. https://t.co/vZwuxlw6JQ
— Vedank Singh (@VedankSingh) October 18, 2019
As per reports, the two persons who had come to meet Tiwari had sneaked in weapons inside a packet of sweets. They attacked Tiwari with the weapons and hurried away. Tiwari was immediately taken to the trauma centre where he was declared dead.
Kamlesh Tiwari was arrested by the then Akhilesh Yadav government for his remarks against Prophet Mohammad’s sexuality in 2015. Muslim groups in Deoband, Saharanpur and West Bengal had launched massive riots and protests demanding Tiwari’s death.
Kamlesh Tiwari had remained in jail or over a year after the National Security Act was slapped on him. In September 2016, the Allahabad HC had finally quashed the NSA charges against him and he was released later. The arrest and subsequent charges on Kamlesh Tiwari over remarks against Prophet Muhammad had caused an outrage in the nation, especially among Hindu groups.
In Kaliachak, Malda, West Bengal, Muslims had engaged in rampant violence and riots while ‘protesting’ against Tiwari’s remarks. Over 2.5 lakh Muslims had gathered in Kaliachak and had looted shops, burnt buses and had set fire to a police station to express their anger over Tiwari’s remarks. Tiwari had stated that Prophet Mohammad was the first homosexual in the world.
Tiwari’s remarks had come after SP leader Azam Khan’s statement that RSS members are homosexuals.
Reports of Kamlesh Tiwari’s supporters shutting down shops in specific areas are also coming through. Allegedly, they had reached the place where the postmortem was being conducted to register their protest. The Police are maintaining a heavy presence in the area to prevent any disruption of law and order.